Monday, May 26, 2014

Thinking of Michael, a veteran, during Memorial Day

My best friend Michael Murphy, June 28, 1944 - May 26, 2006

Michael Martin Murphy  III was born  and raised in Newport Rhode, Island. He graduated with a degree in Sociology from the University of California, Davis and did graduate work in Communications at the San Francisco City College. He was in the US Army during the Vietnam war.

Staying first on Oahu and then here on the Big Island, Michael had been living in Hawaii for close to 30 years until he passed away Friday, May 26, 2006 after years of battling cancer.

Before he became a realtor, Michael worked in and co-owned a law office with his late wife Sheila Anne Murphy, Esq.

He was a member of the Keaau Christian Fellowship (a Hilo Baptist Church mission) and before that the Spring of Life Community Church (a mission of the Hilo Missionary Church). He was an ardent supporter of Alcoholics Anonymous,  Feed the Children, World Vision, the American Bible Society, and missionaries in China.

One of Michael’s favorite  sayings was: "It's all good."
Below are more pictures of Michael.

As a young boy
Eating "balut"
With dancers after watching a cultural show

On my desk while visiting me at my old office
Doing yoga
Wedding reception

At the Bellagio, Vegas, 2004
At La Jolla, CA 2005

Goofing around, Christmas 2005

Our dog, Nui
During his last birthday celebration, 2005 
- Posted by ARIEL MURPHY on Memorial Day and Michael's death anniversary